Dental Hygiene Instructor and Site Coordinator (9 month Faculty)

Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
May 25, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Dental Hygiene Instructor and Site Coordinator (9 month Faculty)

Position Number: 298F0046
Job Open Date: 05/24/2021
Job Close Date: 06/07/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Job Description
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) seeks applicants for a full-time 9-month faculty position to provide leadership and instruction for the Dental Hygiene program. Reporting to the Director of Health Professions, the successful candidate will serve as both instructor and site coordinator, assisting with the daily operation and administration of the distance learning component of an accredited dental hygiene program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preclinical and clinical instruction, clinical management and administration, academic advising, counseling, and recruitment, management of the budget at the distance site (LFCC) with oversight provided by the parent program director, and administrative duties at the distance campus (LFCC). The successful candidate will work with the parent program and constituents from across the college and community to help shape the direction and future of the program. The faculty member will use multiple methods of instruction, assessment results and appropriate instructional technologies to engage students in learning and self-development activities geared toward student success, retention, and completion.

The ideal candidate will teach in traditional and non-traditional settings, including hybrid and/or online courses, which may be in a variety of formats and lengths and will facilitate student learning and development activities outside the classroom (e.g., Clinical experiences, clubs, experiences for students in the community, etc.). This candidate will collaborate in the development of new course curriculum, degrees, certificates, and trainings, as appropriate, that align with the direction of the Dental Hygiene Program and the School of Professional Programs. The candidate will work to strengthen and expand relationships and partnerships with K-12, higher education, the professional community, professional organizations, and community organizations, in support of the college mission, vision, and values. We are looking for a faculty member with demonstrated commitment to excellence in service, innovation, student success, and integrity in the performance of job duties.

This position is primarily assigned to the Middletown Campus of Lord Fairfax Community College but may be assigned to teach at all LFCC locations.

Compensation and Benefits
The minimum salary for the 9-month position is $45,965.00 per year, however, actual starting salary will commensurate with education and/or experience. The position is an administrative role and as such is eligible for the benefits package offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia for state agencies and the Virginia Community College System. For more information, please visit www.dhrm.virginia.gov and www.vccs.edu.

About Lord Fairfax Community College
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is a comprehensive, nonresidential, two-year public institution of higher education with 4 locations-the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses, the Luray-Page County Center and the Vint Hill Site and outreach sites throughout the College’s service region. The service region includes the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren and the city of Winchester.

LFCC’s Middletown Campus and Luray-Page County Center are nestled within the Shenandoah Valley with easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, historical sites, and a welcoming network of towns and cities where families grow and diverse business thrive. LFCC’s Fauquier Campus and Vint Hill Site are located within the Upper Piedmont region of Virginia. Situated in Fauquier County, and located just 40 miles west of Washington, D.C., this area offers the beauty of country living with easy access to the international community of our nation’s capital.

LFCC offers more than 73 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC offers a variety of day, evening, weekend and distance learning classes. As one of the fastest growing community colleges of the Virginia Community Colleges, LFCC serves over 8,700 unduplicated credit students and approximately 1,200 employers with business and professional development through Workforce Solutions. In terms of student enrollment, LFCC is the seventh largest of the 23 colleges of the Virginia Community Colleges. LFCC ranks 8 out of Virginia’s 23 Community Colleges in the amount of performance based funding received.

Celebrate with Us
In the fall of 1970, LFCC first opened its doors at the Middletown Campus to begin classes with 577 students. Beginning, January 2020, LFCC celebrated 50 years of cultivating educational opportunity and economic vitality within our community. We look forward to reflecting on our past, celebrating the present and moving forward with a renewed dedication to our community and student achievement.

Fiscal year 2021 is one of the strongest years for Virginia Community Colleges in recent state budget history. The G3 (Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back) program, which goes into effect on July 1 2021, allows students who quality for full Pell Grants to get $1,000 grants per semester and $500 during the summer to receive a certificate for studying health care, information technology, manufacturing and skilled trades, early childhood education and public safety. Participants will be required to give back two hours of community service, public service, or work experience for each credit hour in which they are enrolled. The program provides funding for tuition, fees and books and other expenses for eligible low- and middle-income students who are pursuing degrees in high-demand fields, including health care, information technology and computer science, manufacturing and skilled trades, public safety and early childhood education. Lawmakers also allocated an additional $5 million in the upcoming budget year to hire 60 badly-needed new community college advisors to help enroll new students and help them successfully navigate the world of higher education. The legislature also approved money to give state classified workers and college faculty (full time and adjunct) five percent pay raises, effective July 1 2021. VCCS leadership said it will work to ensure that P-14 part-time employees also receive the pay raises.

LFCC continues to prepare for the future; our facilities and campus improvement projects include newly completed Luray Page County Center (Jenkins Hall) in Luray, VA as well as the anticipated Hazel Hall Building at our Fauquier Campus in Warrenton, VA.

Lord Fairfax Community College, located in the Northern Shenandoah Valley is accepting applications for adjunct, part-time faculty (day, evening and weekend) positions for Adjunct Faculty. Positions are appointed on a course-by-course, semester basis as needed. Responsibilities include teaching college level courses, which may include distance learning on and off campus courses during the day, evening and weekends.

Additional Information
Your Expertise. Our Inspiring Culture. Enriching Lives and Community Vitality. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), LFCC will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application, interviewing and selection process. Please email eeo@lfcc.edu for further information.

Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. The College shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. The College also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree in a Dental Hygiene teaching discipline and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline.
  • Graduate of dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
  • Demonstrated occupational experience in Dental Hygiene.
  • Knowledge of the current National Dental Hygiene Scope of Practice and National Dental Hygiene Education Standards and evidenced-informed clinical practice.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctor’s or master’s degree in a Dental Hygiene teaching discipline, or master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline.
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Experience with helping students develop critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of methods of instruction, testing, and evaluation of students.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach using technology in the classroom and/or online course delivery.
  • Experience creating community connections and fostering experiential learning opportunities.

Apply online at https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/34164

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.